How to Cope up with Child Abuse

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An abused child is the most hurt person in the world. Their childish innocence is lost due to
the heinous act by the abuser and thus they commence the life of pain and agony. They are left all wounded; physically, mentally and emotionally and gradually start to distrust their beloved and dear ones. Moreover, if an abused child is not taken proper care in due time, they start detaching themselves from the society and make their own environment which often include other children and people who are also been abused. This environment can be lethal as they often give birth to antisocial activities.

Impact of Child Abuse

Abused children feel all detached from the society. They live in seclusion for years and
gradually developmental sickness and antisocial behaviours. Even if they are taken proper
care of, the whole dreadful experience of the abuse can never be wiped out from their mind. It can be so, that with proper medical care and attention they are grown into healthy adults but one flash back of those terrified memories can leading them again into intense depression.

Some common emotional problems faced by an abused child may be anxiety, depression,
post-traumatic stress, sleep disorders or even suicidal thoughts at very intense level. Child
abuse leads to bad physical health during adulthood. Even being sick, one might not want to go to a doctor because of the fear of being touched. Such can be the impact of child abuse.

Many children go through this horrendous child abuse.

Many children go through this horrendous child abuse.In spite of being very difficult to
completely cope up with this crime, with proper care, love and attention of family especially
parents, a child can try to lead his/her formal life of happiness and innocence. The role of
parents here becomes most crucial. They have to be in support of the child always and behave normally with extra affection and care. A neglectful, tensed or fear parent may lead to the child in more depression. Thus as parents, one need to do the following things, to make their child lead a normal life again-

 Always behave normally with your child as if nothing has happened. Normally here
doesn’t mean casually. It means the way you lived with your child before he/she got
abused

 Show extra love, affection and care to your child and make them feel that you are
always there for them, no matter what the situation is. You should also make them
understand that no one can harm them anymore.

 Regularly consult your child with doctors and counsellors and abide by their advice.
In extreme cases never hesitate to take the help of a psychiatrist. Your child is more
important to you than anyone else. Thus don’t let him/her to get neglected or ignored.

 If your child has been abused within an organisation or institution (school, tuition,
colony, neighbourhood) then immediately changed that surrounding and move to a
locality which is far from there. This will make your child feel more secure.

 If you suspect any sort of anti social activity with your child like traces of drugs or
alcohol, sudden aggressive behaviour or sudden change in eating and drinking pattern,
immediately consult to a counsellor or psychiatrist.

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The NOFSE Team utilize child right programming network and focuses on rehabilitation and
protect of children who have been either affected by disasters or emergencies or conflict,
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